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Pedersen winner at Saint-Étienne, Vingegaard still in yellow after the 13th stage


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5:54 p.m., July 15, 2022

The Dane Mads Pedersen (Trek) is awarded the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France, Friday, in Saint-Étienne, at the end of a hot day completed at nearly 45 km / h. The yellow jersey remained the property of his compatriot Jonas Vingaard (Jumbo), who finished this stage in the peloton, a few minutes from the breakaway.

The Dane Mads Pedersen (Trek) is awarded the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France, Friday, in Saint-Étienne, at the end of a hot day completed at nearly 45 km / h. The yellow jersey remained the property of his compatriot Jonas Vingaard (Jumbo), who finished this stage in the peloton, a few minutes from the breakaway.

Third Danish victory of the week

For the victory, Pedersen settled his last two breakaway companions in front of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, the lair of the “Greens”. Briton Fred Wright took second place ahead of Canadian Hugo Houle. The 2019 world champion signed the third Danish victory of the week after Magnus Cort Nielsen and Vingaard.

The peloton came out of the Alps at high speed despite the heat exceeding 30 degrees. A breakaway of seven riders formed in two stages: Ganna, Küng and Jorgenson from the 30th km, then Houle, Pedersen, Simmons and Wright 21 km longer.

2019 World Champion

The Lotto teams, until the fall of its Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan, and Alpecin provided themselves to control the gap of around two minutes. The pursuit stopped 47 kilometers from the finish before BikeExchange decided to relaunch the pace and then capitulated after 15 kilometers. Up front, Pedersen brought the first attack twelve kilometers from the line and kept Wright and Houle with him. In the sprint, the Dane decided clearly on Wright to claim his first Tour success.

The Dane gleaned the 24th success of his career which includes a peak, the world title in 2019 in Harrogate, in the cold and the rain, quite the opposite of the conditions encountered on Friday in Saint-Étienne.

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